- Woods said in an interview on Thursday that he wished the PGA allowed shorts
- Golfers on the European Tour are allowed to wear shorts but PGA refuses
- Woods laments that the sport is played in some of the hottest climates
Professional golfer Tiger Woods has called upon the PGA Tour to allow competitors to wear shorts during tournaments.
‘I would love it. We play in some of the hottest climates on the planet,’ Woods said on Thursday in a Facebook Live interview with equipment maker Bridgestone Golf.
‘We usually travel with the sun, and a lot of our events are in the summer, and then on top of that when we have winter months here, a lot of the guys will go down to South Africa and Australia where it’s summer down there,’ Woods continued.
Tiger Woods (left in shorts and right in pants) has called on the PGA Tour to allow shorts
‘A lot of the tournaments are based right around the equator, so we play in some of the hottest places on the planet,’ said the 11-time PGA Player of the Year.
‘It would be nice to wear shorts. Even with my little chicken legs, I still would like to wear shorts,’ said Woods.
Although the PGA Tour does not allow shorts, the European Tour does, according to PGA.com.
‘It would be nice to wear shorts. Even with my little chicken legs, I still would like to wear shorts,’ said Woods. He is seen above at the 2005 Tavistock Cup
In 1999, the PGA Tour passed a rule allowing caddies to wear shorts on extremely hot days.
The rules changed after caddies collapsed during tournaments in two consecutive years.
Last year, the PGA Tour permitted golfers to wear shorts during practice for the first time.